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.. . .. . everybody.ening, welcome to al jazeera america. >> the consequences i think are devastating. and we need to intervene as soon as possible. >> child abuse ignored, thousands of cases reported but never investigated. what's being done now to help the children. >> intelligence reform, top tech leaders demand changes in the government's spy program. plus. >> anger in ukraine, protestors hoping to cut ties with russia, react to a $15 billion deal, between kiav and moscow. >> and it possible odds. people line-up to buy
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lottery tickets but do they really know the odds of winning. we begin our news tonight with a growing outrage over reports that more than 6500 child abuse cases have simply been ignored. the state's welfare agency reportedly set aside accusations of terrible neglect and abuse for the past four years. all of them marked n.i., meaning not investigated. the state has now launched an investigation to try to find out how it could have happened. paul joins trustee knicks, paul? >> with john, as you mentioned, outrage mounting here every day, headline after headline, calling for top officials to be fired. one editorial even calling for a wrecking ball to be taken to the agency's responsible, now, of course, the question is, how could this have happened.
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>> we see over 100 children every single week for therapy sessions. a among those kids are children with broken legs, we have a child who will be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. >> when it comes to children's in harms way, child therapist has seen more than her fair share, but she was stunned by revelations that arizona child serviced chose not to investigate a 6,554 cases. >> i was appalled. it is completely unacceptable. knowing that more and more children die every year from abuse, and to be honest, there are many cases that are never even reported. it's completely unacceptable. >> if you have people with the ability to override policy, or law, you end up with a situation like this. >> the situation lawmakers were discussing at a special oversight hearing monday, was just how those thousands of cases ended up on a shelf. here is how is the system is supposed to work. >> the hotline operator
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takes the call, and arecesses safety. that call is then -- after the safety assessment, that report is then sent to a field office, where a supervisor would put eyes on that report. and make a determination on who that report would be assigned to. >> unless that report was one of the more than 6,000 that went nowhere, those reports were stamped n.i., for not investigated. and what that means is that nobody knows what happened in thousands of cases. >> the consequences i think are devastating. what we need to do now, is find these 6,000 or more children that have been left possibly left in a chronically abusive situation. what we need to do now is assess their symptoms, assess their level of trauma, and we neat to intervene school pons. >> as of yesterday, state officials have said they have checked on 600 children, and so far only one childed needed to be moved the plan is to
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check in on all of them by the end of january. receiver single case, one way they will do that is to tap into local police department resources tomorrow, we will be out with police department in scottsdale just northeast of here to see what they are doing, how they are going out to investigate every single one of these cases as you said, put eyes on these children. >> so what is the next step for the state of arizona? >> the state is conducting two investigations. they are both investigating different sides of this, but the question is who gave the authority, if anyone, for these to start being labeled n.i., when and why, and was the department simply under too much pressure? were caseworkers overburdened, was there too much work for people
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to handle and that's why they built this pile of cases that were going not investigating. >> paul in phoenix tonight, paul, thank you. nationwide the overall number of child neglect cases is down slightly, but deaths of abused children that number is up. according to a report today from the department of health and human services it says there were 1600 child abuse fatalities in 2012. experts say it is too soon to say whether that's a trend or result of better reporting. the government estimated that 686,000 children were victims of child abuse last year. 2000 fewer than the year before. >> they were a huge topic today, when president obama met with c.e.o.s of the world's top technology companies. the n.s.a. electronic surveillance program. with more on that, so do the government
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intelligence community. google, yahoo, microsoft, twitter, netflix, all in the roosevelt room in the west wing of the white house, for two hours the meeting lasted much longer than expected, what do they want? their own public relations campaign. they want more transparency, they want more accountability, they want to frankly limit government spying. collectively, after the meeting these companies released a statement, it reads we appreciated the opportunity to share directly, our principles of government surveillance that we
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house spokes men, here was his reaction. >> he also has made clear that because of the remarkable advancements in technology, that the united states had both led the way, and been able to take advantage of, but as have other countries we need to look at our activities through the lenes of making sure that we're doing what we can and should. but not just -- or what we should to keep ourselves safe but not just what we
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john. >> mike at is white house, thank you. tomorrow night on al jazeera america, my conversation with glen greenwald a journalist that broke the story earlier this year. that's at 8:00 p.m. eastern and five pacific. now to a disus thing robert about chinese espeonnage. revelations that accuse china of hacking into the federal commissions website. now, according to the center for public integrity, the attacks took place during the government shut down, when the agency staff were furloughed. we asked the about today's report, but they declined to comment. the author joins us now from washington. he is the senior political reporter for the center of public integrity, and also an al jazeera political contributor. so dave, you were very much involved in this story, tell me how
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e part for transparency, if you take about elections if you have ever voted then even though the fes may not seem like the sexiest agency, it is still very important. so when it was not able to put up the millions and millions of records about the financial of elections then the american public was at a disadvantage, and a major way, and all the result of a government has shut down on october 1st. government to have every single one of its
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employees furloughed. it did not even have a skeleton staff, to repel or fend off an attack like this. most of the other that exist at least had some people aboard to prevent against life, or property. it was a major issue, that it would typically have available, wasn't there. but at the same time, this is something that you see a lot of. you hear about china, syria, russia, hackers all over the world trying to get the united states a black eye. trying to effectively go ahead and say that democracy our way of life here in the quite is a bad thing, and we will show you what we can do
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from overseas. so this is something where in a way the fec was the weakest link at that point, and it was the confluence of two factors.ilable to just keep a watch on the system. i talked to them both, in fact they were standing shoulder to shoulder, and they were very adamant that they are going to do everything in their power to go ahead and try to get funding, to try to get resources, to make this not happen again. to prevent against this, as our story talked about today, the f.e.c. has some major issues that it is dealing with, the white house has paid very little attention. congress has paid very
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little attention, and in fact, john, the same resources that it had. >> the technology leaders today, you have healthcare.gov
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explaining it to us. and now the ukraine, the country that the president of that country, met with russian president at the kremlin today, where they are enraging protestors are calling on him to resign. he accepted his offer to buy 15 billion-dollars in ukrainian bonds. it is a lifeline for kiav that is teetering on the line of default. we urge the government to listen to people, to the peaceful, democratic, future to which the
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ukrainian citizens aspire. leaders say they want to know what the president offered moscow in exchange for today's deal. a u.s. army helicopter crashed today. the black hawk went down in a little province near the pakistan boarder. the deadliest incident this year, the taliban reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack saying it shot down a chopper flying at a low also tuesday in the area. but nato said there was no insurgent activity at the time of the crash. initial reports suggest mechanical problems could be to blame. people in several parts of the country won't be getting a break from the snow any time soon. snow and freezing fog blanketed parts of chicago. also snowy weather from toledo ohio to philadelphia, and new jersey. slick roads are being blamed for accidents in west chester county new york, and several hours of delays at major airports in new york and
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new england. >> that's right, job. of course the major system that went through, causing flooding as well as the snow storm. i want to show you now what is happening there. it's been about five days since we have seen the rain and the snow. the problem is, of course, from this year to last year, the amount of refugees has increased so much. the u.n. is now acting for since $.5 billion, so we will be watching this very carefully. over here, they have seen their first snowfall. it is also a mixed blessing, it cleans the air out, across the region, very notorious for very bad air pollution. but, because of the front has gone through, temperatures are going to be diving. that means that people are going to be using more coal for fuel, increasing the pollution across the region.
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as john mentions it caused major problems. tonight the snow will end, tomorrow we will be looking at lake effect snow from many locations across otherry and ontario. i will bring you more on that later on. >> kevin, thank you very much. from wet weather to bone dry conditions, a rare december wild fire continues to burn off the coast of california. they have been working around the clock in big sir. nearly 100,000 residents have been forced to evacuate. repairs needed at the international space station. nasa say as series of space walks will be requires to fix a broken bump. each of the three space walks expected to take about 6 1/2 hours. the launch of the
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sciences private rocket, is now planned for january, we will have much more on this tonight at 11:00 eastern. an offer brazil can't refuse, edward snowden says he will provide information on spying, but he wants something in return. plus megamegamillions, $636 million to be exact. where the money goes besides the lucky winners. p
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with the most interesting people of our time. this sunday, >> i spent my whole life thinking about themes and thinking about how to structure movies, so this is highly unusual. >> the director of the sixth sense, says there are five things we can do to fix
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education in america >> the united states has education apartheid, that's the facts... >> talk to al jazeera with m. night shayamalan sunday at 7et / 4pt on al jazeera america s right now the megamillions jackpot. the biggest jackpot ever tonight's prize is $636 million that has people lining up for a chance to change their lives. but the chances of winning are very very slim. here to tell us about all of this, and give us the
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cold hard facts is mathematic professor, professor, welcome. >> welcome. >> so what are the to win tonight, they are over it is difficult to actually make sense of it, and so i have a few ways to put it into perspective. suppose that you had an auditorium filled with 2,000 people, and not a bald person in there, they all had plenty of hair, and you picked one hair from the head of one of those piece that's your chance. winning, one
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second from eight years. i like this one, you gave our producer, you are more likely to die while driving to the store to buy your ticket, than you are to win the lottery. so -- >> that's very sad, but true. exactly, if you have to drive as much as half a mile, your chances of dieing in a car the lotter. >> people are buying these tickets because they don't know math, but aren't a lot of people ignoring the fact, that the odds are slim. >> that's right. there are many reasons, you should not buy it for the reason of winning if you want to buy a ticket for having fun with it, that's a good reason to do it. the problem with the lottery is that it is a tax on those people who
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don't know mathematics. and unfortunately, some people who can't afford it, spend money on such tickets. former vice president you do it for fun, i will use it for the purpose of giving myself a big day dream, and have friends over to watch yourself lose the lottery, that's a great way to spend. >> is it a tax on people that don't know math? you believe that? >> that's absolutely right. >> they have heard this 100 times, haven't they. over and over again. i suspect they have earned -- very little chance of winning, so i -- i'm wondering whether they see it as a tax. >> well, they don't see it as a tax. the evening.
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>> if a single person is holding tonight's winning ticket, they can't expect to get about $341 million after taxes, somebody will probably win, maybe not, and then it will get even bigger, but that won't be the only winner.
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lotteries can also be a win fall for the states that tak out where some of that cash is going. so we follow the money trail. advertise the season for hope. over half a billion of them. >> the odds are one h 285 million to one. >> and no all of that goes to the winners so what happens once they earn it? >> i'm assuming they must have discussed the funding for health care, and children's medicaid, and stuff like that. >> not exactly.
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but here is the break down. 60% of the proceeds go to the prize winners. 15% to the retailers. marketing and operations. and the final 25% to the states of which about 27 of them earmark lottery revenue for education. there's always criticisms of the lottery, in terms of it being a voluntary type of source of revenue. for the states. but the argument against is that tip is that it is aggress fifth the stand point of lower income people -- more lower income play the lottery. here in georgia the lottery has protected much of its revenue, keeping it specifically for a college scholarship program. >> the state of georgia has looked at it as a good source of funding for a very important sector of the economy, which is education. for students with a b average, there is the hope scholarship, which has helped thousands pay
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for college. as you know the cost of tuition has gone up faster than inflation, and other products and services, so as a result of that, and of the recession, people losing jobs and lower incomes. >> so in response to the need for new hoping of the scholarship, the georgia legislature passed the video lottery terminal bill this year. winner.hey expect to
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it's not longer just contact sports being linked to brain injuries. now questioned are being asked about baseball as well. >> plus, a shocking report about the treatment of the mentally ill prisoners.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories. army chopper crash, the black hawk helicopter went down in southern afghanistan today near the pakistan border. six members were killed. it is the single deadliest incident this year. the senate move as step closer to approving a
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budget, a final vote is expected tomorrow, the deal keeps the government funded, another two years. and demanding reform, eight of the world's top technology executives call on the white house to change the governments spy techniques. among the companies represented google, twitter, and apple. >> he surfaced again today with an offer for brazil. rachel has the story. appealing directly to the people, he published an open letner the lead brag zillionian newspaper on tuesday. not only did he hipt at requesting political asylum, but he alluded he would help investigators uncover more information about the united states effort to spy on brazil. his personal plea sites specific examples of the way the u.s. government
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was spying. he wrote "if a mother called her son to wish him luck with his exam, the nsa can save the data for five years or longer." his appeal was mix met with mixed reaction. >> he contributed a lot by revealing this information, i think considering this, brazil should give him asylum, it could damage relation with the united states but it was their mistake. >> no. brazil should not give asylum to snowden, he is not a person you can trust, if his own country cannot trust him, why would we? >> brazil has been a major target of the nsa spying program, causing political friction with the united states. documents revealed that the nsa spied on the president he is. after the revelations the president canceled a state visit, and strongly condemned u.s. espeonnage
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at the general assembly meeting in december. he does have political support here in brazil. several legislatures have asked for his support and hearings about the nsa. but the only person that can grant him asylum is the president. it has been five years since the federal reserve started aggressively propping up the economy. investors have been wondering when this money will come to an end. tomorrow we may get a hint, as ali velshi explains. >> once again, they are going to be looking at the economy, there is some speculation, but not much that they are going to do inning about their -- to taper that $85 billion a month, that they put into the economy to keep interest rates low. at some point, they will, however, and we will see that reaction, earlier this year, in may, when
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ben bernanke indicated that soon they will stop putting that money into the economy, you saw mortgage rates shoot up. they have since come back down again, or largely back down, but at some point, the fed will pull back. this is five years of emergency aid into the economy but that that five years we have forgotten what an economy without federal funds looks like. number one, cheap money means all of this won't be going into the stock market, so there are few people that think that next year's stock market is going to perform hike this year's did with more than a 25% gain. the average gain is about 10%, and there's some analysts that think we may not even get that. interest rates over the
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long term, when the government is not pumping money into the economy, are in the seven to 8% range, not clear that interest rates will go up to that level, but that is the normal range. well, if you had interest rates going up to 7%, it is still low, but that's obviously going to slow down home buying, if you are in the business of trying to sell a home, it will slow down the price appreciation we have seen, we have seen more than a 13% gain. and they may slow down as well. most don't forget that the fed getting out of the business will crash it, but it could slow it down somewhat. which is why we will probably see the fed take its foot off the gas pedal very very slowly. >> ali velshi, thank you. let's head down to washington, d.c., standing by to tell us what is coming up on america tonight at the top of the hour, joey? >> good evening, john, tonight we will be
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crumbing the numbers on something called the quantified self. so imagine logging every move you make every day. sleep, minutes on the treadmill, calories eaten and burned, tracking the countries you visited, even the making sense of love, where numbers. tonight we will meet some people who are doing just that, and we will see if this obsessive discipline does add up. >> the difference between what i do, is that -- and this is i almost sound like an alcoholic, is that i control it, it doesn't control me. i want to understand the cadence of my life, and manage what that cadence is. >> america tonight mr. join us with his report on the quantified self, that is coming up on tonight. >> it is a fear of every parent that cringes every time there's a hard tackle. and recent headlines about the effects on the
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human brain are of little comfort. health experts are now taking some dramatic steps to learn more about long term brain damage. mark morgan has that story. >> the body of former linebacker was exhumed recently, so tests could be run on his brain. belcher then a member of two chiefs shot his girlfriend, then killed himself a year ago. his family requests that his brain be tested for cte, a requested degenerative brain disease. joining me now to discuss the problem in sports is have julian ebails. the chairman of the department of neurosurgery at the north shore neurological institute. given that he shot himself in the head over a year ago, what can be learned now? >> i don't know if we know for sure, i think it may be a stretch. it depends on how much is preserves. it depends on a lot of the conditions his body has been under.
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once the results are in, what if anything can be gleaned regarding his condition? effecting his state of mind. >> it is hard for science to explain human believe your, and i'm not sure that a brain autopsy can begin to do that, we could tell if he had collections of protein, and depending on the density, and the location. if it is characteristics of others that have had c.t. >> now concussions have become a very hot topic, in your opinion, is the number of concussions or the severity of each a bigger factor in developing c.t.e.? we don't know for sure, who gets it and why, what is the genetic predisposition. we certainly think that the number of concussions is not good, but it may be the years of exposure, not only to concussions
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but to multiple head impacts, sub con accusative blows. >> explain to our viewers what cte is, and what it does to a person's brain? chronic traumatic is believed to be a mild r form of what was originally diagnosed in 1929 dementia. believed to be in about 20% of retired former boxers. so in football players, and ice hockey players, in some other sports, it's been seen that they can have these changes. these collections of tile protein. it is a break down which is the major structural protein of the brain. is there development underway to diagnosis it in living people? >> i think that's a big quest. there's been a lot of interest in that. about two years ago we started that process using pet scans with a
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special isotope, which binds to the tile protein. so if you have the protein it will show up. this is very preliminary. it is not scientific proof, but it is the first attempt to demonstrate in this sort of person that's been exposed to multiple blast injuries or head injuries in sports, or even sub con accusative blows that we could see them in the living. >> in fact, baseball, as you mentioned, a study revealed that his brain was damaged by stage two cte, and the symptoms of that loss of concentration, headaches, memory loss, and he reportedly sustained nine or ten concussions we are showing you action now, he was a outfielding that ran into walls, core for balls, ran into his teammates and he was the first confirmed case of cte in a major league baseball player. who i interviewed said it
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was very unusual for a baseball player to show symptoms of cte. and to that end, 18 baseball players last season were placed on the disabled list, ten of those catchers. part of that reasoning it maylessen concussions. as you side it's not just hockey, and football, and the obvious sports. >> migrants working for nearly a year without pay, are reportedly facing serious food shortages. that is according to amnesty international. the agency is asking the authorities to help out. cutter has said that it will review working conditions for laborers after questions were raised about it's safety
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on construction sites. new concerns for mentally ill inmates in california, controversial video has been released showing force being used against prisoners inside of hospital facilities. jennifer london reports from sacramento. >> ready? you guys ready? >> get down. >> in the california state rids system, this is call add forcible extraction. inmate a as this mentally ill prisoner is called has refused medication, he is naked, dirty from his own fecal matter and screams repeatedly. after being doused with pepper spray. and this is inmate, i. >> the state says these type of extractions fall within their guidance. >> they were trained to do just what they did pap that's what is horrific to me, no one was disciplined for that. they reacted according to
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the rules. >> and those rules must change according to attorney michael bean. he is representing 35,000 mental illnmates in the on going class aion lawsuit against california's department of corrections. >> we still don't have a policies and procedures to appropriately use force, or discipline on the mentally ill. so they are punished for things beyond their control. and they end up serving more time, and serving harsher ways than everyone else. >> the videos and photos like this one, showing inmates in cages are all part of the case. but it isn't just the use of force inside the prisons, that's being charged in court. here is a california medical facility outside of sacramento, mentally ill inmates are still not getting the treatment they need. doctors have testified that here, inmates are held in isolation, without group therapy, the use of day rooms or access to prison yards. >> prison officials say this kind of treatment is sometimes necessary.
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>> sometimes things don't go the way we would like them to go, and a mentally ill inmate may turn violent. and in situations like that, staff are allowed to escalate to the point of using pepper spray. but the question is not whether it is a perfect system, but whether we have a system that satisfied the constitution. and we believe that we are there. >> the a.c.l.u. of southern california says mentally ill inmates have had their rights violated for decades. >> those videotapes are very very troubling. but there are a lot of other issues going on too. about not getting adequate care, not having proper suicide prevention protocols and so on. >> there needs to be an attitude change, and a real commitment by the state to really fix these problems. >> the department of corrections say they are making changes including investing in mu facilities and staff. but when it comes to using force, it will be up to the courts to decide how to handle the state's most troubled ink
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mates. >> jennifer london, al jazeera, sacramento. >> sharing nazi secrets the long lost diary belonging to the long time party leader now on view for all to see. plus, how pope francis spent his 77th birthday in his typical fashion. >> how important is the future of manufacturing industry? >> you're talking about something that's very complex.
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>> made in america equals jobs in america. >> welcome back. you're watching scenes from the documentary, made in the usa, a 30-day journey, it's a look at the workforce and consumers, and john paid that documentary, and he got interested in where the goods we buy come from after a plant closed in his hometown, and welcome to the show. >> thanks for having me, appreciate it. >> so talk about how the closing of that plant impacted you and the community. >> well, the film sparred from century aluminum shutting down in my hometown in virginia, and 650 people lost their jobs, including my father-in-law, david nelson, and as time went on, it destroyed our local and regional economy. here across thehe snow northeast, but earlier today we saw most of the northeast states seeing
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snow. some locations saw anywhere between two, four, inch six inches of snow. now, as we go from tuesday to wednesday. the lake effect is going to be kicking in again. so across the coast now, into that anywhere head to the lakes. some places have five feet of snow, believe it or not. the lake effect will begin to end. for new york, temperatures are coming up. still going above freezing in the overnight hours. that is when we expect to see some of the heaviest rain. another storm system is making its way on thursday, on friday, here we go. two river valley, and
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weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america written from 1936 through 1944. the piece of history formally turned other to the u.s. holocaust museum by customs, which helped track it down. he joined the party before hitler.
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>> the arian race at the top, jews at the bottom. >> it was a very ridged understanding of the world, he thought he had figures it out, and hi stuck to this belief. right through the end. >> the belief, according to him, was that jews were germany's most deadly enemy. after a conference on what the nazis called the jewish question, he notes i regard the conference as a success. it is after all, for the first time in european history that tenure mean nations, that represented at anti-jewish conference, with a clear program to remove the race from europe. rosen burg who helped orchestrate the looting of europe's artwork worried about his competitors in the nazi inner circle. he felt he wasn't all that able to compete with them. so there is a sense of frustration that you can see in the pages of the diary. >> buzz hitler does
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anoint him to oversea the territories. rosen burg, now your greatest hour has come. his own words were used as evidence against rosenberg at the neuroberg trials where he was convicted of war crimes and hangs in 1946. the document then vanished into history. after invannished 67 years ago has been a tail worthy of a spy anonymous. after his death in the 1990's, his estate turns over nazi documents to the holocaust museum, but not the diary. the hunt was on, it took years to find you in buffalo new york, in possession of a man that may have gotten it from his bookkeeper. homeland security investigators swooped in.
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that buzz bart of the history of is this world is pretty amazing. >> the diary is now ready for historians to decipher, and the public, the museum has put all 425 pages online. lisa stark, al jazeera, washington. >> the pope known for his humility, he chose to spent his birthday with four homeless people. he celebrated his seve 77th birthday, surrounded by children. >> fake eggs and ham? how a plant based alternative, could replace a main staple at your kitchen table.
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[[voiceover]] no doubt about it,
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the breakfast table, and the essential ingredients of hundreds of products. our science and technology correspondent
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visited one company that is trying to replace the common egg, with plants. >> a good egg is fresh, and it has a rich colored yolk, and it tastes like almost like chicken. if you really think about it. is there any cook that trains in france, and makes thousands of omelets soft on the outside, not crispy at all. personally, i don't see any reason that i would need to replace an egg with anything but an egg. >> with 7 billion people and counting, the demand for eggs is so endless, that a company called hamilton creek backed by bill gates among other investors says it can make a plant based alternative that tastes as good, does away waythe difficulties of raising eggs and costsless. >> we have 1.8 trillion
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eggs that are layed every single year, about seven people on the planet, right, and 99% of the 1.8 trillion come from places that aren't too good. these are places that aren't the best for the environment, where you have animals packed body to body, they consume a lot of resources and we think like the horse and buggy that ewe can just do better. >> while erics substitutes are just egg whites or other egg derivatives this is the first company looking for plants that can replace eggs in all sorts of foods. >> and the color, and texture, you can feel the complexity of what a chicken egg would do.
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>> what kind of market are you looking at? >> the chemistry of eggs maked them useful for ingredients for making pacery light, for binding things together. and the company has isolated plants like yellow peas, where which can replicate those behaviors. we found one, that when put in the pan you can actually scramble. >> we let our professional chef try it. straight tout of the pan, it wasn't bad. >> it tastes like egg. there's a little bit of maybe a bitter or sour note. to the thing itself, with the salt, that's starting to taste egg gi. >> yeah. >> a plant based egg
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substitute may not sound antizing to both, if thaw can perfect a product that costs less than a dozen cage free eggs perhaps there's room on the table after all. tremendous range eggs organic vegetables why not improve the egg rather than replace it? >> certainly, john, when you are talking about the conventional egg, the organic eggs those are fine. and certainly a lot of advancements have been made. the kinds of eggs that go into mayonnaise, or heavily processed goods. those are part of this mix of the 1.8 trillion mix, that the world consumes every year, and that kind of massive demand, means that the razor thin margin are driving the condition condo place where it's quite bad for the environment,
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and quite wasteful and destructive often inhumane. so this company like others is trying to come up with an alternative. >> what other foods could they replace? >> well, it's pretty extraordinary, when you look at the way the foods start up market is exploding. last year, venture capitalist put $350 million into this which is a growth over $50 million from 2008, so there's a lot of opportunity here. and it's because science is making it possible to really mimic the feel both the flavor and the kind of mouth feel as they call it, of meat, egg, other animal protein products and trying to replace them once and for all with totally new things. >> all right, so are we talk something beyond soy and vegetable base fake burgers? the ones we have always tries but don't taste too good. what hamilton creek is doing is trying to
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replace one natural product and egg with plants. and that's a matter of chemistry. but the nix level of this is really trying to engineer lab grow real meat. a couple of different companies have taken a stab at it, and have been able to grow in a petry dish a matrix that develops a burger like consistency, the thing is you wouldn't want to eat it. because the great trouble is the fat. fat is what gives beef the great flavor, and engineering fat is really hard to do. thank you, john. >> a new story we are covering at 11:00 eastern. the stonehenge site gets a $44 million makeover, we will have a preview.
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